I found beautiful white subway tiles that are very inexpensive
I've scoured Gardenweb reading every thread about trying to find beautiful white subway tiles on a budget, and it seems like I'm not the only one looking for these, so I thought I'd share....
Like many people here, I had sort of had my heart set on a crackle tile, but had a hard time finding any that fit my budget (maybe the Horus Tiffany...). I went by Emser Tile to look at their Cape Cod series. It was beautiful, but while I was there, I really fell in love with their Semplice Tile. Has anyone else used this tile? It isn't crackle, but it has a subtle irregularity to the edges that give it a handmade feel without the crackle. The tiles are nice and thick, too. The limitations are that it only comes in white and cream (gloss and matte).
I asked the representative about the cost per square foot and he said it runs about $3.50 - $3.75 per square foot. Honestly, I thought I must have heard wrong. Really, I think it is an amazing tile, even for much more than that. It will probably be my backsplash, unless I end up with Absolute Black granite and decide it would be too neutral (I'm going to have white cabinets, also).
I'm curious if anybody else has used this tile. If so, I'd love to see your pictures. I think the photos for the line on the Emser website are almost laughable - you can barely even see the tile. But I'd love to see more photos of it installed.
Here is a link that might be useful: Emser Semplice